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.ing a move that has -- considering a move with major implications all over the world. officials want to tax a percentage of every individual savings account and they would reach in the account and take the money. as you can imagine, the reaction has been fierce. senior foreign affairs correspondent greg greg palkot has the story tonight from london. >> the mediterranean island nation of cyprus is small but it rocks the global markets, including the u.s. because it's going to do the unthinkable. fund a near bankrupt government. at least the solution we went for is for sure not the one we would have liked. but under the circumstances, it was the least painful one. >> exchange for a bail-out from the european union and imf, cyprus wants a so-called tax of around 10% on account of $130,000 and over and 7% for the rest. exposure to invest in the greece and lax banking regulations are to blame. attracting foreign investors including russians. brussels and germany are seen by cypriates as the villain. >> we don't want germany here. we don't want them to help them at all. >> all of this is causing
and expanding medicaid in garden state. virginia's bob mcdonald who raised taxes to pay for overdue transportation projects in his state. cpac officials make no apologies for not inviting christie or mcdonald saying they hope that next year they will deserve an invitation to cpac 2014. one other thing, bret. the night before last in my report on the federal employees delinquent in their taxes, i talked about an i.r.s. report saying one in ten treasury department officials were delinquent on the taxes. it's 1 in 100. apologies to treasury and i don't want the i.r.s. mad at me. >> bret: thank you. president obama met again today with the harshest critics. congressional republicans. this time, the president got together with g.o.p. senators. while the budget is the focus, a relatively small issue in dollars continues to loom large. correspondent shannon bream is at the white house. >> the administration fired back, criticism regarding the cancellation of white house tours. coming from a source not normally viewed as a critic. the editorial board of the "washington post." equated the de
by the parliament. [ inaudible [ inaudible ] >> they ordered down the blast. no tax or levy would be imposed on deposits less than $26,000. but there would have still been a fight on largeer amounts. it has people lining up at atm again today. banks remain closed. i am withdrawing some money in case of an emergency, this cypriat says. european union helped force the plan on cyprus in exchange for additional bail-out money. today, they, too, admit the seizure of private funds was a dangerous idea. >> i understand that there was a feeling, the bo in a way. >> russians have been speaking out against the approach as well. they hold up to half of the foreign investments in deposi deposits in cyprus. existing loans with moscow set to be present. >> there is a contract between russians and placement insy produce and the russian government. it's safer to put mup there. >> now the cyprus government has to figure out a new way out of the trouble. european union has to figure out if it will help lower. the banks are set to reopen on thursday. bret? >> greg palkot in london. thank you. back here at home
. especially the weight of tax increases. >> it's negative for economic growth overtime. global economy, we compete, with many other nations. part of the competition is taxes. >> conservative critics argue big government fools itself to thinking taxing and spend willing make the economy grow. >> it assumes you take money from the economy right pocket and put in the left pocket and manualicly you more money. >> administration defenders, though, look at it differently. >> under normal circumstances, you don't want the government intervening. in the circumstances where we have the weak demand this is a good time for the government to step in. >> even though who want to spend less would increase spending at lower rate. >> bret: house lawmakers vote down budget proposals as an alternative to g.o.p. plan put forward by paul ryan. senators approved a stop gap spending plan. continuing resolution to keep the government funded after the end of the month. senate has, now it heads to the house. amendment to force the president to reinstate white house tours fail today. mixed messages from you in the l
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